Our statistics have revealed that 218,000 over 50s in Scotland say they feel lonely all or most of the time. As people get older, it can be harder to maintain social connections. Retirement, bereavement or moving somewhere new can leave people feeling lonely and isolated.
That's where you come in!
The Age Scotland Community Connecting Service aims to connect older people across Scotland to social groups and clubs in their local community.
As a Community Researcher, you'll help to identify and research groups and clubs around the country, updating our Community Connecting database with the most accurate and up-to-date information.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ashley Marr, Age Scotland Friendship Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 03333232400.
Forres Osprey Bus is looking for an organised individual to help with the charity's day-to-day running.
The Secretary will be responsible for:
- Ensuring meetings are effectively organised and minuted
- Maintaining effective records and administration
- Upholding the legal requirements of governing documents, charity law, company law etc. (where relevant).
- Communication and correspondence with Trustees and 3rd Parties
Miscarriage Information Support Service (MISS) SCIO
MISS is offering a rewarding and exciting opportunity for a volunteer Fundraising & Events Coordinator to play a key role within the MISS charity as we continue to grow and evolve. You will be responsible for developing existing supporter relationships and proactively identifying and securing new community and corporate fundraising opportunities to support the charity’s growth.
As our Fundraising & Events Coordinator, we will support and co-ordinate projects across Scotland, develop fundraising processes and provide administrative support to the Fundraising & Events Lead.
This role will provide practical administrative support both to the Fundraising & Events Lead and across internal fundraising systems and processes. There is considerable scope for progression and considerable professional development for the right candidate.
· To research and devise an innovative fundraising strategy and to spot fundraising opportunities and raise awareness of Miscarriage Services.
· To initiate, build and manage relationships with donors or companies to maximise and sustain income.
· To build, manage and develop relationships with community supporters to maximise and sustain income.
· To research, approach, and source new support from community groups (including schools, clubs, businesses, groups, and individuals) to secure funding.
· To develop and deliver compelling fundraising activities and campaigns for supporters to participate in to maximise income.
· To analyse the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas for improvement.
· To oversee that all relevant fundraising information is recorded and documented in the charity’s electronic supporter records system in compliance with current, relevant legislation.
· To work with the Secretary/Treasurer to complete and maintain orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications.
· To undertake all activities in compliance with the Fundraising Regulator and Institute of Fundraising rules and regulations and to ensure that all records are maintained in compliance with relevant legislation.
· To assist with the charity’s social media presence.
What can we offer you?
When you join the MISS charity, you are gaining a unique opportunity to make a difference in your community and raise awareness. You will be working with a team of passionate people who really care about the mental health and wellbeing of our members, and who want to make a positive and lasting difference for local families.
Being part of such a small (but growing!) team offers the opportunity for real variety in your day-to-day work and the development of your role.
As a volunteer interviewer you will telephone applicants on behalf of Re-engage and ask them a series of informal interview questions. You will need to be comfortable making telephone calls and connecting with people remotely and using online applications to record answers to the interviews. Each interview should take around 20-30 minutes and you will need time to record the outcome. You will need to be comfortable with using online applications to record answers to the interviews. This role requires you to be available for at least two to three hours a week to make telephone interviews to potential volunteers, either during the day or evening. This is a remote voluntary role which can be carried out from home. You will need two references and to complete an ID check for this role. Tasks include: Making four to six phone calls per week to prospective volunteers. Arranging interview appointments. Using relevant interview form to record volunteer answers during interviews. Recording the outcome of every interview on a spreadsheet. Following guidance in Re-engage interviewer training modules to ensure that the interviews are completed in line with our charitable aims.
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need. We welcome volunteers at all levels in our work from trustees to admin, from fundraising and compliance to 'on the ground' opportunities such as yard work, field work, animal care, rehabilitation, education, work with young and older people. This is a great way to make new friends two and four legged, learn new skills and have fun in the open air in beautiful countryside.
The Ladybird Development Group is a small local nursery and charity based in Lossiemouth which cares for pre-school children with disabilities. The Group would like to welcome some new faces onto their committee, to help oversee the management of the nursery and to help with fundraising. They would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in assisting the Group to continue providing this wonderful service to such brave small children, who often experience disadvantage through no fault of their own. Fund-raising can also be great fun, and new ideas are always welcome. Visit https://www.theladybirdgroup.com/ and get in touch for a chat!
Moray Firth Credit Union is getting ready to open its outreach service in Buckie and are looking for people who would like to be part of a team of volunteer tellers. They are also looking for a couple of people who may be to volunteer in Elgin, as the service is re-opening for one day per week, for a couple of hours. The Moray Firth Credit Union is looking for people who want to give something back to the community. (A credit union is like a community bank where we accept people's savings that then gets added to a pool of money from which members can apply for a low cost loan)
The volunteer tellers are the face of the credit union, in that the teller the is responsible for the front desk, takes money, enters the transaction into the computer and gives the member a receipt for their transaction. The volunteer teller position is ideal for those who can handle money, who have a smattering of computer experience, who can exchange pleasantries and who can answer the telephone.
There is enough in this volunteer position to not be boring and to not be too hard!
DVVA has been encouraging volunteering in Dundee for over 20 years. We help people make contact with charities and voluntary organisations where they can volunteer and we support volunteers, recognise and celebrate their work. To provide a great service, we need the help of an Administration Assistant.
Tasks would include working with our database to log all volunteering enquiries or managing the relationship with volunteers from start to finish so that they can find the volunteering role they are looking for. If time allows, you may also be asked to update the volunteering opportunities we advertise. The main tools you will work with are Email, our online database and Microsof Excel.
At the moment we are working in a hybrid model where there is some time working from home and some time in our office. You would be volunteering from our offices, at least to begin with,
Time commitment is 2 hours a week. If you are under 26, you can work towards the Saltire Awards and get recognition for your volunteering with certificates signed by a member of the Scottish Government.
The Moray Duke of Edinburgh Committee, who run a charity fund to help run the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Moray, need a new Secretary. Key tasks are working with the Chairperson to prepare agendas, send out invitations and prepare minutes for Committee meetings. In line with the committee's constitution, there are 4 meetings per year.
DofE is the world’s leading achievement awards programme. It enables young people to develop skills for learning, life and employment by engaging in a wide range of practical activities. These include Volunteering, Physical activities and learning a new Skill. The DofE famously includes taking part in an expedition that helps develop confidence, resilience and
The Secretary will volunteer alongside the Chair to plan the quarterly meetings. At these routine meetings, the Committee will discuss committee business and any requests for funding from the DofE Centres and volunteers working with DofE Moray. Under the constitution of the Committee, the coordinators of each centre supported by Moray Council are invited to each meeting. In addition, the DofE Committee hosts an AGM which provides a summary of Committee activity for Moray Council, DofE Moray Centres and the volunteers who support DofE in Moray.
Castle Furniture are looking for an experienced administrator with retail experience to support with the day-day operations within their Glenrothes and Cupar warehouse. Typical tasks will include; processing sales, answering calls, dealing with customer queries, uploading stock to an internal database, filing and other administrative task.
Castle Furniture also work collaboratively to fulfil welfare orders, therefore part of this role will involve supporting this process through the processing of referrals made by partner organisations.